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Report: Andre Iguodala to sign with Lakers if Grizzlies buy him out

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OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 2: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 2, 2019 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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If the Grizzlies buy out Andre Iguodala, the Lakers and Clippers are reportedly frontrunners to sign him.

But maybe his destination is even clearer than that.

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN:

We know where he’s going. Wait a minute. We know where he’s going. He’s going to the Lakers.
He’s going to the Lakers. He’s going to the Lakers. I’ve had four different players tell me. Every player I talk to tells me that.

Iguodala remains on the Grizzlies’ roster as they seek a trade. Maybe they’ll find one. Maybe they won’t. Iguodala’s $17,185,185 salary certainly makes a trade more complicated.

But the longer Memphis waits, the more circumstances change.

Iguodala might be favoring the Lakers right now. That’s important information.

It isn’t everything, though. The Lakers are still trying to find themselves. Who knows where they’ll be when Iguodala becomes a free agent? Maybe they won’t appeal as much to him.

And that’s if Iguodala becomes a free agent this season. The Grizzlies could still trade him elsewhere.